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Reviewing the EA’s Standard Rules Permit Consultations

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This week Sam Hinton has been reviewing the EA’s Standard Rules Permit Consultations. During the week he has participated in teleconference and a meeting in Rushen, which were the Biowaste and Plastics Working Group and the CIWM Biological Treatment SIG respectively.

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Tags: technical, regulation, EA

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Operators - register your interest in a free operator workshop

On 14th May, ADBA will be teaming up with the Environment Agency and National Farmers Union to hold a free workshop for AD operators. While the day is open to all operators, we are particularly targeting the day towards operators of smaller plants and agricultural or crop-fed plants. The workshop…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, NFU, EA, crop operators, agricultural operators, food waste operators

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Operational notice: fire incidents in carbon filters

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We have been made aware that there has recently been at least three incidents at AD plants where fires have been caused by a self-heating process in activated carbon filters. We have been informed by the West Yorkshire Fire Service that one particular incident arose when pipework was removed by…

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Tags: fire prevention, health and safety, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, carbon filters

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Speakers confirmed for Regulatory Forum - still time to register!

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We are looking forward to welcoming members to our Regulatory Forum on Tuesday 4 October. The programme has now been finalised and includes excellent speakers covering a wide range of regulatory topics. Click here to see the final programme; there are still spaces at this free-to-attend event, so please click here…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, EA, SEPA, training, safety and environment working group

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Waste Treatment BREF: implications for operators

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This week Matt and I attended a meeting with Howard Leberman from the Environment Agency (EA) and other trade bodies representing the biowaste sector. As the UK’s representative in the BREF negotiation process, Howard provided us with a detailed update on the progress of the document. You can…

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Tags: BREF, EA, anaerobic digestion, biogas, environmental permitting, waste regulation, food waste operators, food waste, waste treatment

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Help set the agenda for the Training, Safety and Environment Working Group

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The Training, Safety and Environment Working Group are planning to meet in October and are seeking input from the wider ADBA membership to help them identify the issues to address over the coming year. The meeting will be led by the group’s new chair, David Woolgar (Director…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, training, safety and environment working group, EA, SEPA, regulatory forum

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Compliance matters – attend our Regulatory Forum

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Our Autumn Regulatory Forum is now fast approaching and we’re busy finalising the programme. It is taking place on 4th October and will be hosted by Walker Morris at their office in Leeds. This event is free to attend for members – simply click here and…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, regulatory forum, EA, SEPA, waste regulation, BREF

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EA publishes consultation response on landspreading permits

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This week the Environment Agency (EA) published a summary of responses and decisions arising from the Business Engagement Assessment (BEA) that they undertook to understand the likely cost implications of their proposed changes to the landspreading permits. You can view the document here. Background Consultation In 2015, the EA consulted on…

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Tags: landspreading, standard rules, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, digestate

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Training, Safety and Environment Working Group publishes secondary containment tool

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ADBA’s Training, Safety and Environment (T, S & E) working group have now published a tool and accompanying guide to help AD operators and developers to determine the secondary containment provisions that should be in place at their site. Why is secondary containment so important? Secondary containment (such…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, secondary containment, training, safety and environment working group, capita-projen, EA

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EU Fertiliser Regulations: Defra update

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Defra has provided an update on progress towards developing the EU Fertiliser Regulations, which is available to download here. Negotiations are now on hold until after the summer break, with the next working group taking place on 20-21 September. Over the summer Defra is planning to continue to work with…

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Tags: Defra, EA, fertiliser regulations, PAS110, food waste operators, anaerobic digestion, biogas, Matt Hindle, digestate, eu end of waste, End of waste

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ADBA represents members at Ofwat and Defra meetings

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This week I represented ADBA at meetings at Ofwat and Defra. In this blog, I have summarised the key discussion points arising from the meetings; if you are interested in the topics discussed and would like to share your views please do get in touch with me using the details…

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Tags: Ofwat, sludge, water 2020, anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, Defra, waste regulation, technical competence

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Operators and Regulators have their say on AD best practice

PRESS RELEASE Date: 17 June 2016 Embargo: Immediate A consultation on improving standards for AD operations has closed this week, before ADBA’s Best Practice Scheme checklists are launched at UK AD & Biogas on 6 July. The project will help AD plants improve their environmental, health and safety and operational performance.…

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Tags: ADBA, best practice, best practice scheme, EA, Environment Agency, HSE, apha, Defra, jessica allan, Matt Hindle, Charlotte Morton, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, regulation

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ADBA represents members at Defra meeting

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I attended Defra’s Biowaste Regulatory Forum this week, which brings together Defra, the regulators (the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales), trade associations and professional bodies. The meeting is a platform for us to update Defra and the regulators on key work in the industry and is an…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, EA, Defra, food waste operators, crop operators, waste exemptions, environmental permitting, landspreading

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Fire Prevention Plans - EA survey

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We have been asked by the EA to circulate a link to a survey regarding their Fire Prevention Plan guidance which, as you may be aware, is currently being revised. The EA undertook a consultation on this in November 2015 and they are now compiling a summary report, which…

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Tags: EA, fire prevention plans, environmental permitting, Waste

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Tell us what you think about the Best Practice Scheme

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We have now created an event page for the Best Practice Scheme Stakeholder Meeting on 16 May. The meeting will be held in Bristol and will start at 15:45 (immediately after our Regulatory Forum event). It will be open to both ADBA members and non-members – spaces will be limited so…

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Tags: biogas, AD, best practice scheme, crop operators, food waste operators, regulatory forum, EA

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